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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hooray for Red, White, and Blue!

Happy Birthday America!!  Happy 4th of July! 
Hooray for Red, White, and Blue!
For the CraftJunkieToo's Design Team project, I created this layout using pictures of my daughter Carley when she was 6 months old last 4th of July!  I can't believe how fast she's growing up!  She was just sitting up pretty good in these pics and now she's running all over the place and trying to talk!  Whew how time flies! 
But doing this layout brought back the precious memories from just a short year ago!

 I used 4th of July stickers from Sandylions Essentials on this layout and patterned paper from The Paper Studio.

I used a tiny US flag banner from Jolee's and attached it with white and red star shaped eyelets.  For journaling, I just created a rocket out of a scrap of the red paper used and added a smaller white piece where I wrote my title "My Little Firecracker!" and date of the picture, then added it with pop dots.

I used the Cherry Red Traditional Bakers Twine behind the photos and used my Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to cut the stars border, pg.78. I cut these red & white star borders at 2" and layered them. Then I added the red, silver, and blue buttons. I trimmed off one of the white stars (since almost half of it went under the larger photo anyway) and inked its edges in red and placed it in the top right corner on pop dots. I also inked the other white stars as well as the photo mats.  To finish it off, I added blue rhinestones to the red mat and red rhinestones to the patterned star mat.

I hope you enjoyed this layout!  It was fun to create!  This year I'm sure she'll either love the fireworks or hate them....but last year she liked them so we'll see!  :)
Make sure you check out the rest of the "Red, White, and Blue" CJToo's Design Teams Projects!

I hope that everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July holiday! 

PS....My hubby's birthday is July 4th so check back soon for a view of his birthday card! :)



  1. Awwww....this is darling! The pics are adorable and the LO is fantastic! Love the little flag banner!

  2. She is such a doll!!!!! Oh yes and your layout is cute too!!!

  3. Great LO. What a fab way to look back at how your adorable little girl has grown! Fantastic job.

    TFS, Cheryl @

  4. She's so cute! Fun layout! Have a great 4th!

  5. Darling LO !! You have a precious lil girl for the inspiration ! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!

  6. What a super layout! Carley is GORGEOUS!! I love the little flag banner too. What a great touch!
    Children really do grow up far too quickly. Enjoy each and every minute!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Super layout! I'm playing along with you at More Than Favors this week! I'm your newest follower. Please stop by my blog too.

  8. Soooo adorable!! I love your use of twine on the layout and the flag banner. Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!

    Scrapping Mommy

  9. Beautiful layout! I love how you used the twine! What a beautiful baby you have - I guess she isn't a baby anymore! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!



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Shelley (Carley's mom!)